2014 Ends at Susky Brown and
The Classic Racing Series
wrapped up its 2014 season at Susquehanna Speedway Park on
Sunday, November 2nd. The winds were whipping all day but
the action matched the intensity. 15 racers took to the
track and it was Neal Reamer and Steve Cantwell starting the
action off with heat race wins. The feature was set, Reamer
and Cantwell lead the field to the green to kick off the 20
lap feature event. The 20 car of Steve Cantwell jumped out
to the early lead followed by the 73 of Reamer. While the 20
and 73 battled, the 86 of Wes Brown was busy planning his
move on the front runners. Meanwhile the defending race
winner Matt Wallace was working the 578 towards the front.
In the span of one lap Wes Brown picked off the 73 and
worked under the 20 car to pick up the lead on lap 7. The
wick was turned up for the runner up spot as Brown pulled
away by three car lengths. Kevin Palmer, in the Charlie
Summers 07 machine, picked up some rhythm and was making the
outside line work until he slid high in turn three opening
the door for the hard charging 578 of Wallace. The race for
second was a toss up for a bunch of laps between the 73 and
20. Wallace joined that fight and pounced on the third
position slipping under the 73. All the while Wes Brown was
counting the laps and looking for the opportunity to win yet
another race as a rookie. And when the checkers flew, it was
the 86 of Wes Brown picking up a well deserved win over some
strong competition. Cantwell held off Wallace for 2nd,
Wallace, Reamer, and Palmer rounded out the top five. Wes
Brown was joined in victory lane with friends and family to
celebrate his victory in the season finale. Wes also
received a 3 foot victory lane sub presented by Rock It
Pizza. Rock It Pizza, located right down the street from the
speedway, deserves a big thank you for their support this
season providing the winner a sub as an additional award at
each Susky event.
Series Crowns a Champion. Matt Wallace once again bested the
Series and got the job done. In his impressive season
racking up 6 feature wins and countless top fives, he is the
undisputed 2014 Classic Racing Series Champion. That makes
it 4 in a row for the Mt. Airy, Maryland 578 of Wallace, a
record that will be extremely tough to beat let alone match.
A well deserved championship for a racer who puts it all
into his race prep to reap the rewards at the track.
Congratulations to Matt Wallace on his 2014 Classic Racing
Check back for award presentation and general membership
Lyle Adcock Memorial Race goes
The Classic Racing Series took
advantage of an awesome night at Trail-Way Speedway on
Friday, September 19th. The teams raced remembering a man
who unselfishly gave of his time and substance to the sport.
Lyle was dedicated to the Series and to his commitment as a
board of director and car owner. He was one who thought of
others before himself, a trait that is truly becoming a
rarity in life today.
The track conditions were perfect, giving the fans some
great side by side racing action. Heat race action started
with Wallace winning the first heat and Steve Clemo putting
the 112 machine in charge of heat #2.
The 21 lap feature event started off with Charlie Weaver out
of Tunnellton, WV on the pole with Baltimore's own Steve
Clemo in 112 to his right. Clemo jumped to the early lead
and would hold onto the top spot for the first 4 circuits.
Ron Grove in the 09 car snagged the lead from Clemo on lap 5
and relinquished it on 9 as his machine jumped out from
under him. The 112 hungry for his first win, regained the
lead only to be stalked by the Woodbridge, Va 73 car. The 73
driven by Neal Reamer was also looking for his first career
win and raced the tire tracks of the 112 looking for an
opening to make his move. In the end Clemo was able to hold
off the hard charging car of Reamer to pick up his first win
in the Series. Neal Reamer finished 2nd, Ron Grove recovered
with a nice 3rd place finish, Weaver rolled across 4th, and
Vincent Crocker picked up his first top 5 finish.
The Series has one more appearance for the 2014 season. They
will close out the year on November 1st at Susquehanna
Wallace Defends Bill Bollinger
Hagerstown Speedway hosted
the 3rd annual Bill Bollinger Memorial race on Saturday,
July 12th. This race is a special event for the Series
as we honor a man who played an instrumental role in the
growth of the Series. The tracked showed great promise
as Ernie Davis/Rick Jones and crew did an outstanding
job preparing the surface for some great racing action.
In the heat race action, it was the defending race champ
Matt Wallace with the win in heat race #1. Hanover, PA's
very own Steve Cantwell took command of heat race #2 to
set the stage for the feature finale.
The 20 lap Frederick Scrap
feature event got underway at the drop of the green.
Wallace and Cantwell powered off turn four with the
field in tow. Wallace gained the advantage going into
turn one and never looked back. The non-stop green to
checker event provided some great racing action as the
112 of Steve Clemo battled with the 73 of Neal Reamer.
Clemo and Reamer took their fight for position to the
number 2 spot and Cantwell was in the midst of the
action. Mean while, Roland Brown, co-point leader,
swapped positions with the 34 of Joe Snodgrass through
the turns and on the straight aways. The 86 car owned by
Wes Brown gave up his seat to Joe Brown, joined in the
action and powered his loaner up to a 5th place finish.
As the checkers dropped it was all Wallace picking up
the win and sole possession of the point lead over
roland Brown. Cantwell barely held onto 3rd holding off
the hard charging Reamer. Steve Clemo settled into 4th
with his 112 racer.
In victory lane Wallace
was once again joined by Cindy Bollinger and her
daughter Aimee. It was nice to see such a big smile on
their face as the feature event provided some clean
competitive racing action. Wallace told the crowd, "It's
a special race to win". John McGarvey jumped into the
victory lane crowd to congratulate Wallace on his win
and to share some fond memories about Bill Bollinger. It
turned out to be an awesome night.
The Series takes a
breather and has put out a revised 2014 schedule. Please
note an additional Hagerstown date has been added and
the postponed Susquehanna race has been posted on the
The Series in back in
action on Saturday, August 9th at Path Valley and visits
Susquehanna on Sunday, August 10th.
Brown Wins at Path Valley
Roland Brown had scored 4
second place finishes going into Saturday night at Path
Valley Speedway Park. With the field set and Brown up eyeing
up the front row, he slipped into the second place spot at
the drop of the green. Ron Grove out of Wrightsville, Pa
earned the pole with his impressive heat race win. Grove set
sail in the 09 car and was widening the gap as each lap
clicked off. As the 25 lap feature event wore on the ailing
back of Grove began to take its toll. At lap 15 the 87 of
Brown was able to get to Grove and make the pass. Wes Brown,
a newcomer to the Series, was picking up the pointers from
the 87 car and was also able to capitalize on the
uncomfortable 09 driver. The caution free Signature Property
Services event concluded with Roland Brown in victory lane,
Brown explained in victory lane, "I was surprised that I was
able to catch the 09 car, Ron was running a great race". The
win for Brown earned him some valuable points as he chases
Wallace in the 578 who finished third. Wes Brown continues
to impress his fellow drivers with a solid third place
The Series looks ahead to an action packed weekend. Starting
off on Friday night, the Series heads to Trail-Way Speedway
and then on Saturday night they return to Hagerstown
Make plans to come out and enjoy some quality racing action.
Cantwell Wins the 2014 Opener!
The teams rolled into the
"Action Track" Winchester Speedway under clear skies for the
2014 Classic Racing Series season opener. The high banked
"paper clip" plays host to many exciting races for the
Series and this night would not disappoint. Early heat race
action had the #112 of Steve Clemo taking the heat race
lead, but Jim Crocker crawled out of retirement and into the
#12 and was able to take the first heat win of the year.
Steve Cantwell showed early on that his #20 was strong,
winning the 2nd heat race. The stage was set for the 20 lap
Winchester Scrap main event. Crocker started on the pole,
but the #12 machine was no match for the speed of the orange
#20 driven by Steve Cantwell making it stick in turn 2. With
Cantwell off to an early lead, the #578 of Matt Wallace and
the #9 of Brandon Little would split the #12 car of Crocker
coming out of turn 4 to take over the chase for the lead.
Little had caught Cantwell, but was unable to make a move
for the lead. Wallace would soon pull beside Little and
clear him entering turn one. The battle for the lead was on!
Wallace would try everything he had, but he could not
overcome the Hanover, Pennsylvania driver. Steve Cantwell
picked up the first win in the series of 2014, and his first
win at Winchester Speedway. Cantwell, Wallace, Little,
Crocker, and Roland Brown made up the top 5.
Racing notables- Both heat races and the 20 lap feature
event went green to checkers, Wes Brown debuted his new 86
car, Steve Cantwell Jr, jumped into action in the 29 car,
and Neal Reamer's brand new 73 saw racing action for the
first time. Join us in two weeks when the Series heads out
west to Roaring Knob Speedway!
Top Ten Results:
1- 20 Steve Cantwell
2- 578 Matt Wallace
3- 9 Brandon Little
4- 12 Jim Crocker
5- 87 Roland Brown
6- 112 Steve Clemo
7- 21A Pete Neal
8- 27 Charlie Weaver
9- 09 Ron Grove
10- 86 Wes Brown